Friday, 26 August 2016

BOUT OF BOOKS | Day 5

Running from Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th, Bout of Books is a week long readathon full of bookish challenges, chat and most importantly, reading. Read, read, read! This is my second time participating in Bout of Books, and this year I decided to update on my progress with mini wrap up posts at the end of each day.

You can find my Day 1 update here, and the updates for Day 2 + 3 here.

FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST
As you can see, I've opted to leave completing an update for day 4 of the readathon. I did get some reading in, and ended the day having read up to 48% of my ebook total. I didn't see a reason to do a full on update when I wasn't able to add my pages read until having finished the ebook (if you read the update for day 2 + 3, this makes more sense).
TOTAL PAGES READ | 687
TOTAL TIME READING | I've honestly lost count of time spent reading
BOOKS COMPLETED | 2

Today I managed to read the remainder of my ebook, totalling two books completed so far. Yay! I don't know if I'll have enough time to finish another book during Bout of Books, but I'm keen to keep up the reading! The next book I'll be moving on to is It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover - this will be my first reading experience of her writing.

I hope everyone is having a great readathon!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

BOUT OF BOOKS 17 | Day 2 + 3

Running from Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th, Bout of Books is a week long readathon full of bookish challenges, chat and most importantly, reading. Read, read, read! This is my second time participating in Bout of Books, and this year I decided to update on my progress with mini wrap up posts at the end of each day.

You can find my Day 1 update here.

TUESDAY 23RD AUGUST
Having read close to half of Inside the O'Briens the previous day, I set myself the goal of completing it the following day.
TOTAL PAGES READ | 335
TOTAL TIME READING (APPROX) | 6 hours 30 minutes
BOOKS COMPLETED | 1

By end of day Tuesday, not only had I completed my current read, but I started another also. Switching format, I delved into an ebook... The only trouble with including ebooks in the readathon is the fact that my Kindle and me aren't getting on too well at the moment as it no longer shows me the page count of any given book. So I won't be updating the actual page count on ebooks until completed, just the percentage of said book. I just barely started The Woman in Cabin 10, with just 6% having been read.

WEDNESDAY 24TH AUGUST
We were out and about a fair bit on Wednesday, enjoying what is probably the last of the summer sunshine here in the Wales, which meant little reading time. Not only because we were having fun in the sun, but I felt a little 'meh' about reading to be honest. I feel like this every now and then, and some weeks I will go a day or two without reading in a week, which is why I tend to only read one book a week typically.

TOTAL PAGES READ | 335+
TOTAL TIME READING | 8 hours (ish)
BOOKS COMPLETED | 1

Being that I am partaking in a readathon currently, despite my mood, I did want to make a conscious effort to read at least once a day and so I did get in a little bit of reading on Wednesday - just an hour or so. I ended Wednesday with a total of 27% read in my ebook.

How is the readathon progressing for you?

Monday, 22 August 2016

BOUT OF BOOKS 17 | Day 1

Running from Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th, Bout of Books is a week long readathon full of bookish challenges, chat and most importantly, reading. Read, read, read! This is my second time participating in Bout of Books, and this year I decided to update on my progress with mini wrap up posts at the end of each day.

MONDAY 22ND AUGUST
I kicked off my reading bright and early in the morning with a cup of tea and fresh unread book. Throughout the day I managed to squeeze in snippets of reading here and there, but my two main solid chunks of reading were at the start and end of my day.

PAGES READ | 145
TOTAL HOURS READING (APPROX) | 3 hours 30 minutes
BOOKS COMPLETED | 0

I've been enjoying my reading so far, and whilst I definitely want to get as much reading done as possible during the readathon, I do want to keep it fun and not feel like a chore. I could have read for more than three and half hours, but after sharing this post I'm choosing to watch an episode of Gilmore Girls, not continue reading when perhaps I should. I definitely think there is such a thing as over reading.

So far I'm enjoying the book I have chosen to start Bout of Books with, and feel confident that I will likely have completed it by the end of day tomorrow. It isn't my favourite Lisa Genova book, but as with all her other titles, it's proving to be a gripping read!

I hope the first day of Bout of Books has been successful for you!